Steph Curry Passed The Ball To Klay Thompson...As Klay Thompson Was Celebrating A Steph Curry Made 3-Pointer
I don't want to turn this into a math blog, but we are - begrudgingly - going to have to take a little look at numbers here. Steph Curry shoots 45% from behind the arch. That means on any given 3 point shot he stands a greater chance of missing it than he does making it. The fact that that comes off sounding like an insult just goes to show you how impressive of a year he has had to this point. Regardless, there's probably been around 85 different shots where Steph Curry has turned around and run back down the floor before the ball has even gone through the net. On three point shots that Steph Curry has prematurely celebrated he is shooting 100%. I understand that he only celebrates when it "feels right" leaving his hand, but to be able to make that designation in the moment with a rate of success that can only be described as flawless is incredible. So incredible in fact that it might be the most ridiculous stat that Steph Curry has put up this year. A player that averages over 30 points per game while shooting 50/45/90 (FG/3FG/FT), broke his own record for threes made in a season, and is going to be the unanimous MVP of the NBA, but what's his most extraordinary thing about him? That - statistically speaking - is more likely to pass it off his teammate's leg while his teammate is celebrating a three pointer he hasn't even taken yet than he is too miss a three pointer while his own back is turned.